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S&P historical returns for 5 best periods

Graph source: Robert Shiller

Year: 1955

Increase over previous 5 years: 129.7 percent

Stocks didn't fully regain their losses from the notorious 1929 crash until 1954, 25 years later. By 1955, the market was chugging along steadily and would go on to break new records in the coming years.

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